Newsletter – March 2018

February 28, 2018

Upcoming Events

Come & See Retreats– Curious to know if religious life is your calling? For more info please contact our vocation office to learn when out next weekend retreat will be offered.

Eucharistic Adoration 1st Friday of each month.  Due to construction  in our Chapel there is no adoration this month.

Evening Mass & Supper – Join Sisters for Mass and a simple meal.  Last Monday of each month at 6pm.   Next date is March 26th .  Respond here to attend.

Redeemer Associate Gathering – March 15th this month. Associates meet each month and share in the charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer through times of prayer, service and celebration with the Sisters and other Redeemer Associates while maintaining their own lifestyle. Learn more

Summer Garden Internship:
SERVE at Redeemer Valley Garden for 3 weeks
LEARN about sustainable growing practices
GROW spiritually and live together in community sharing meals and prayer.
Learn more about this exciting new opportunity!

Welcome MSU Students!

We look forward to meeting the students from Michigan State University who will join us for their Alternative Spring Break service week March 4—10th.

Holy Week Liturgy Schedule

Redeemer Chapel

3/25    Palm Sunday    9am

3/29   Holy Thursday  7:30pm

3/30   Good Friday      3pm

3/31   Easter Vigil        7:30pm

4//1    Easter Sunday –  Prayer Service at Noon

Sister Reflection

Our Sister Anne Marie shares this particular selection from a reading by Sr. Donna Geernaert, SC entitled “The New Cosmology and Christian Faith” (2013 by The Sisters of Charity-Halifax).

“Traditional Christian cosmology has its source in the first three chapters of Genesis.  Genesis 1 unequivocally declares the whole of creation to be good.  Humanity is created in the image and likeness of God and called to share God’s Sabbath rest.  The Sabbath is ‘sign that none of us are ultimately slaves, neither of work nor of any human being, nor even of God.’ it is a sign of the dignity of every human being, called to share God’s life.” (reference made to Timothy Radcliffe, What is the Point of  Being Christian? London: Burns & Oats, 2005 p. 201).

As we enter into the season of Lent, perhaps you will take up the invitation to reflect on the ways you enslave yourself, others, or creation by forgetting the dignity and beauty of all created things—made in the image of God who is Love.   Such a                       reflection can only be done believing that we are unconditionally loved by God who desires our freedom and that of all people and creation.